Loyal meaning

loiəl
Faithful to those persons, ideals, etc. that one is under obligation to defend, support, or be true to.
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Of, relating to, or marked by loyalty.

Thanked the voters for their loyal support.

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Faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty.
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Faithful to the constituted authority of one's country.
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Steadfast in allegiance to one's homeland, government, or sovereign.
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Relating to or indicating loyalty.
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The definition of loyal is faithful or showing faithfulness to a government, person or cause.

An example of loyal is a person who stands by her friend's side through good and bad times.

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Faithful to a person or cause.
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Having or demonstrating undivided and constant support for someone or something.
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Firm in allegiance to a person or institution.
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A city in Wisconsin.
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A town in Oklahoma.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
loyal
Comparative
loyalest
Superlative
loyalest

Origin of loyal

  • French from Old French leial, loial from Latin lēgālis legal from lēx lēg- law leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French loial, leial, leal, from Latin lÄ“gālis.

    From Wiktionary